Jim Waller

Late surge too little, Wildcats lose to Chargers / Boys wrestling

The Oak Harbor High School boys wrestling team scored the meet’s final 19 points, but it wasn’t enough as the Wildcats fell 40-31 at Marysville… Continue reading

3 lead Oak Harbor at Lakewood scramble / Girls wrestling

A trio of Oak Harbor High School wrestlers won both their matches at the girls Lakewood scramble Wednesday, Jan. 9. Ella Erikson (115 pounds), Taylor… Continue reading

North Whidbey Little League begins spring registration

Registration for the upcoming North Whidbey Little League season is underway. Players can register at the Oak Harbor Chamber of Commerce from 10 a.m. until… Continue reading

Hawks fly by Wildcats / Boys basketball

The Mountlake Terrace High School boys basketball team raced by Oak Harbor a 65-52 for a Western Conference win Wednesday, Jan. 9, on the Wildcats’… Continue reading

Deception Pass Squadron hosts swap meet, jamboree / Boating

The Deception Pass Sail and Power Squadron will host a swap meet and jamboree from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, April 6, at Catalina… Continue reading

Wolves tame Tigers for 1st NSC win / Boys basketball

Strong at the beginning and end, the Coupeville High School boys basketball team won for the first time in North Sound Conference play, defeating visiting… Continue reading

Mavericks beat short-handed Wildcats / Girls basketball

Down two starters, the Oak Harbor High School girls basketball team was no match for visiting Meadowdale as the Mavericks left town with a 47-25… Continue reading

Despite loss, Wildcats feel like winners / Swim and dive

While the Oak Harbor High School swim and dive team did not win its home opener Tuesday, Jan. 8, the meet, itself, was a victory.… Continue reading

Eagle star leads CPC over Wolves / Girls basketball

It didn’t take the Coupeville High School girls basketball team long to witness the talents of Cedar Park Christian’s Irena Korolenko in the Eagles’ 48-28… Continue reading

Mavericks top Oak Harbor behind big 4th quarter / Boys basketball

The Meadowdale High School boys basketball team put together a big fourth quarter to hold off visiting Oak Harbor in a 62-46 win Monday, Jan.… Continue reading

Oak Harbor 10th at Panther Classic / Boys wrestling

Jakob Dailey and Blake McBride placed second and the Oak Harbor High School boys wrestling team took 10th at the Panther Classic Saturday, Jan. 5,… Continue reading

Ground Zero off to impressive start / Trampoline and tumbling

Oak Harbor members of the Ground Zero trampoline and tumbling team claimed nine firsts in the opening match of the season at the Frosty Frolic… Continue reading

Oak Harbor comes from 9 down to beat Red Wolves / Boys basketball

A strong start and a clutch finish carried the Oak Harbor High School boys basketball team to a 66-62 win over visiting Cedarcrest Friday, Jan.… Continue reading

Knights double-down on Wolves / Boys, girls basketball

Perennial power King’s flexed its muscles in wins over the visiting Coupeville High School basketball teams Friday, Jan. 4. The Knights won the boys game… Continue reading

Wildcats fall at Duvall / Girls basketball

The Cedarcrest High School girls basketball team combined a strong offense with a stingy defense to defeat Oak Harbor 59-19 Friday, Jan. 4, in Duvall.… Continue reading

Bad break: Wildcat senior bitten by injury bug

In sports, as in everyday life, it seems some people get all the breaks. Oak Harbor High School senior Michael Fisken is one of those… Continue reading

Wildcat Battalion opens season with impressive performance / JROTC

The Oak Harbor High School Navy Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps began the 2018-19 competitive season the way it finished last year (and the 10… Continue reading

Not this time: Oak Harbor rally falls short / Boys basketball

For the second straight game, the Oak Harbor High School boys basketball team mounted a furious second-half rally; this time, however, the Wildcats were unable… Continue reading

Subs help Wildcats subdue Bruins / Girls basketball

Getting key plays from a pair of deep reserves, the depleted Oak Harbor High School girls basketball team held on to defeat visiting Cascade 32-29… Continue reading

2018 sports year in review, part 2

Here’s a look at the 2018 Whidbey Island sports highlights for June through December. June Lorri Martin of the Island Girls bowling team finished first… Continue reading